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Skye Museum of Island Life

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Ranked #13 of 41 Attractions in Isle of Skye
Type: History Museums
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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is ok and worth the £5.00 entrance fee, but I feel much more could be made of this place by giving a better feel of how things were in the past on Skye. Some farm machinery scattered about and some internal displays which you cannot take photographs of. Small gift shop which we bought some items from but doesnt... More

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Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This outdoor museum is packed with interesting information in 6-8 small croft houses to explore. Unique and fascinating.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely location with very interesting information about Scotland's past. Gift shop is very reasonably priced. Not much for children but wonderful for adults.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised to see so many exhibits there. It shows you the way people lived just a couple of years ago. The houses themselves are a rarity in the island as we'll so I really recommend this place to people who are interested in history.

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England
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This collection of old black houses with thatched roofs contains displays of artefacts from the early 20thcentury. They show the simplicity and also challenges that the island people had to face.The little shop is very good value with many items being considerably less than in other shops on the island.

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Lewes, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We came across this by accident later in the day and really wished we had longer to visit, such a small museum but completely crammed with a vast range of interesting information wherever your interests lie: geology, social history, farming, education, transport, tourism, etc. quite emotive to read about the last people to live there not so long ago and... More

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Ayrshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great wee museum . I could have stayed longer but not a lot there to entertain young children. Maybe some dressing up or something. Trying to keep a 3 year old from touching everything . Not the easiest

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited the museum on a bitterly cold and bleak day which made the whole experience much more evocative than it might be in warm sunshine. It was fascinating to see how some of my great grandparents must have lived. The descriptive panels were uniformly excellent, and enhanced the display with both factual information and more 'human interest' material.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was an interesting cluster of old thatched roof buildings giving a glimpse of island life in the 19th century and earlier.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you can get over the fact that this is a tourist attraction which pulls in coaches of visiting crowds, then you will find this a most interesting detour. The setting is spectacular, with amazing views across to the Outer Hebrides. The museum is actually a collection of croft cottages sympathetically restored and furnished in a way faithful to a... More

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